Thursday, October 10, 2013

September 29, 2013 - Steak and Figs

Hello, CS followers!  Happy to be back and put up a couple posts for you!  We found the most incredible recipe on Stew Leonard's website for a Strip Steak with roasted figs, and once those steaks went on sale, we knew it was a blog worthy meal!  Enjoy!

Cocktail - Fig & Gin Martini

You know us - add a sugared rim, and we're good to go!  Tart, delicious... a perfect start to the meal!

Appetizer - Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Figs

Ok, these pictures don't do it justice - but these baby Bries were the size of a quarter!  We then created our own fig-onion "jam" by sauteeing and reducing with wine and sugar and wrapped it all in puff pastry!  Delicious!  A perfect party appetizer... absolutely guaranteed to be a hit since they are perfect individual portions!

Appetizer Wine - 2010 Smith & Son Pinot Noir

Entree - Strip Steak with Roasted Figs

The recipe links don't work from this website, so just go to the Stew's website, look for recipes and you'll find it!  We paired it with roasted broccoli and made a potato gratin out of thinly sliced potatoes in muffin tins.  (Okay, those didn't turn out pretty, but they tasted good!)  The goat cheese on the steak paired with the sweet figs and savory caramelized onions.... OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Entree Wine - 2010 Bramere Malbec

Dessert - Fig Armagnac Souffle with Pistachio Creme Anglaise

Oh my gosh.  Divine.  The pistachio sauce was amazing and the souffle was light and flavorful and another great addition to our souffle collection!

Overall.... a fantastic meal to start the cold weather season!  Next post.. we had a fantastic guest over who picked her two ingredients - coconut and capers!

Next Week - Coconut and Capers